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Best BYOB restaurant for wine

davr73 Jun 6, 2009 07:43 AM

What's the best BYOB restaurant in NYC? Particularly interested in restaurants suitable for a nice bottle of wine.

  1. thew Jun 6, 2009 07:55 AM

    i really don't understand this question. not trying to be difficult, but what do you mean?

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    1. re: thew
      davr73 Jun 7, 2009 03:53 PM

      My wife and I were given a few bottles of really nice, fairly pricey wine, and we thought it would be great to take them to a BYOB restaurant. The problem is, the only BYOB restaurants that I know of tend to be ultra-casual, or the type of cuisine that I'd prefer to pair with beer (e.g., Mexican).

      There was a brief window when Vinegar Hill House was BYOB that we missed. That would have been perfect. I'm trying to find a BYOB place that's somewhat comparable.

      1. re: davr73
        craig_g Jun 8, 2009 09:48 AM

        It's almost impossible to answer without more information. Reds, whites, older, younger, how much are you willing to spend on food as well as corkage fees?

        True, no-corkage BYO is rare. Apiary on Monday nights does offer it. Union Square Cafe is now $10. Or you can go really over the top and go to 11 Madison, where it's all great but if you bring more than 4 bottles there's a $250 supplemental fee.

        Very, very few restaurants allow free BYO because if they have a liquor or wine/beer license, they're giving up on the revenue, and if they don't, they're putting their applications at risk by allowing patrons to bring bottles in.

    2. thew Jun 7, 2009 04:30 PM

      start here:

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